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2022-01-23 12:44:56 PM  
Jack Benny's announcer was still ALIVE?
 
2022-01-23 12:49:27 PM  
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"He was a great guy!!!..."
 
2022-01-23 1:04:06 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Jack Benny's announcer was still ALIVE?


This was the first thing I though of.  I saw then in a crappy bar in the 80s and they were freaking awesome.
 
2022-01-23 1:19:32 PM  
I'd post a wipeout video but YouTube is making it darn near impossible to link to music any more.
 
2022-01-23 1:23:42 PM  
Hugely influential. Everyone recognizes Walk Don't Run.
 
2022-01-23 3:10:32 PM  
RIP Astro-man

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2022-01-23 3:16:31 PM  

edmo: I'd post a wipeout video but YouTube is making it darn near impossible to link to music any more.


This seems to work, even though it's not Wipeout:
The Ventures - Hawaii Five-O [original theme song]
Youtube Rcvo4U33_L4
 
2022-01-23 3:27:32 PM  
RIP, Don.
Walk, Don't Run into that good night

U900 -Walk Don't Run (Isogabamaware)
Youtube 9V5ubAOeOBk
 
2022-01-23 3:29:48 PM  
Our dad was an amazing rhythm guitar player who touched people all over

Ew.
 
2022-01-23 3:30:39 PM  

bluorangefyre: edmo: I'd post a wipeout video but YouTube is making it darn near impossible to link to music any more.

This seems to work, even though it's not Wipeout:
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All the cool high school pep bands played this.
 
2022-01-23 3:40:45 PM  

dildo tontine: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Jack Benny's announcer was still ALIVE?

This was the first thing I though of.  I saw then in a crappy bar in the 80s and they were freaking awesome.


You saw Don and Jack Benny in a crappy bar in the EIGHTIES?
 
2022-01-23 3:42:12 PM  
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RIP Don Wilson
 
2022-01-23 3:42:22 PM  

edmo: I'd post a wipeout video but YouTube is making it darn near impossible to link to music any more.


The Ventures - "Wipe Out", Live In Japan in 1965 in color!
Youtube NtXlU0fuRM0
 
2022-01-23 4:11:12 PM  

edmo: I'd post a wipeout video but YouTube is making it darn near impossible to link to music any more.


That was The Safaris.
 
2022-01-23 4:15:17 PM  

BunchaRubes: edmo: I'd post a wipeout video but YouTube is making it darn near impossible to link to music any more.

That was The Safaris.


Surfaris
 
2022-01-23 4:17:21 PM  

EdgeRunner: dildo tontine: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Jack Benny's announcer was still ALIVE?

This was the first thing I though of.  I saw them in a crappy bar in the 80s and they were freaking awesome.

You saw Don and Jack Benny in a crappy bar in the EIGHTIES?


I suspect this was a case of...

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2022-01-23 4:37:40 PM  

Zorba Paster's Wet Nurse: [Fark user image 314x445]
RIP Don Wilson


I was 9 years old, and that movie was on premium cable, and I discovered you could see boobs on TV.
 
2022-01-23 5:14:06 PM  

EdgeRunner: dildo tontine: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Jack Benny's announcer was still ALIVE?

This was the first thing I though of.  I saw then in a crappy bar in the 80s and they were freaking awesome.

You saw Don and Jack Benny in a crappy bar in the EIGHTIES?


Yep.  Benny was hilarious and Don Wilson did jello shots all night.
 
2022-01-23 5:36:34 PM  
GO TEAM VENTURE!
 
2022-01-23 5:51:08 PM  

dildo tontine: EdgeRunner: dildo tontine: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Jack Benny's announcer was still ALIVE?

This was the first thing I though of.  I saw then in a crappy bar in the 80s and they were freaking awesome.

You saw Don and Jack Benny in a crappy bar in the EIGHTIES?

Yep.  Benny was hilarious and Don Wilson did jello shots all night.


"They say there's always room for Jello, but in Don's case, it's more than a room. There's a whole empty warehouse just waiting to be stocked."
 
amb
2022-01-23 5:56:44 PM  
The Surfrajettes- Jingle Bells - Ventures Christmas Tribute!
Youtube jd9f5o5nfnY
 
2022-01-23 6:01:33 PM  

IDisME: edmo: I'd post a wipeout video but YouTube is making it darn near impossible to link to music any more.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/NtXlU0fuRM0]


Good jerb. I only tried three.
 
2022-01-23 6:10:07 PM  

dildo tontine: EdgeRunner: dildo tontine: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Jack Benny's announcer was still ALIVE?

This was the first thing I though of.  I saw then in a crappy bar in the 80s and they were freaking awesome.

You saw Don and Jack Benny in a crappy bar in the EIGHTIES?

Yep.  Benny was hilarious and Don Wilson did jello shots all night.


Strawberry, raspberry, cherry, orange, lemon or lime?
 
2022-01-23 6:12:06 PM  

Hoopy Frood: dildo tontine: EdgeRunner: dildo tontine: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Jack Benny's announcer was still ALIVE?

This was the first thing I though of.  I saw then in a crappy bar in the 80s and they were freaking awesome.

You saw Don and Jack Benny in a crappy bar in the EIGHTIES?

Yep.  Benny was hilarious and Don Wilson did jello shots all night.

Strawberry, raspberry, cherry, orange, lemon or lime?


Yes.
 
2022-01-23 6:12:08 PM  

edmo: IDisME: edmo: I'd post a wipeout video but YouTube is making it darn near impossible to link to music any more.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/NtXlU0fuRM0]

Good jerb. I only tried three.


I just use the share button and copy the link.  It's never been an issue.  On here though, you can't use the start time from YT, you need to set it here.
 
2022-01-23 6:34:20 PM  
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RIP Dr. Venture
 
2022-01-23 7:14:10 PM  

Rattrap007: [Fark user image 184x273]
RIP Dr. Venture


It's a speed suit!
 
2022-01-23 7:23:00 PM  

IDisME: edmo: IDisME: edmo: I'd post a wipeout video but YouTube is making it darn near impossible to link to music any more.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/NtXlU0fuRM0]

Good jerb. I only tried three.

I just use the share button and copy the link.  It's never been an issue.  On here though, you can't use the start time from YT, you need to set it here.


Hmmm. Two I tried the URL and the other was from share. I'll have to do more reeearch.
 
2022-01-23 7:48:09 PM  
The GoGo's "Spyin; and Surfin"" was a song in tribute to the Ventures.
Go-Go's - Surfing and Spying (Totally Go-Go's Live '81)
Youtube 7GTT4oEUxxw


And what makes it full-circle was the Ventures doing a GogOs cover of a song inspired by The Ventures.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02Fv9yy9dpw&ab_channel=TheVenturesForever

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2022-01-23 7:48:30 PM  
And here's the video:
The Ventures - Surfin' And Spyin' - LIVE!! (1981)
Youtube 02Fv9yy9dpw
 
2022-01-23 7:54:56 PM  
The Ventures - Fuzzy And Wild
Youtube tYk9iXyotCE


Ventures thread, WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
 
2022-01-23 8:03:37 PM  

amb: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/jd9f5o5nfnY]


Blue Christmas
Youtube Mfc6WHgS97U


best Xmas album ever.
probably.
 
2022-01-23 8:27:32 PM  

Trocadero: Zorba Paster's Wet Nurse: [Fark user image 314x445]
RIP Don Wilson

I was 9 years old, and that movie was on premium cable, and I discovered you could see boobs on TV.


I had to GIS Maria Ford who i remembered was one of the ladies from my youth i would watch late night skinemax for.   I have to say, old me thinks young me had some weird tastes.   Now back to watching deaf porn because I love watching their fingers flail signing out they orgasms.
 
2022-01-23 8:37:38 PM  
An old friend of mine died in November from cancer. He loved bands such as the ventures and guitarists like Hank Marvin. He introduced me some styles on the fringe. Thank you to both of you guys.
 
2022-01-23 9:47:19 PM  
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R.I.P. VENTURES
 
2022-01-23 9:47:57 PM  

Rattrap007: [Fark user image image 184x273]
RIP Dr. Venture


Well.. shiat.
 
2022-01-23 10:53:23 PM  

dildo tontine: EdgeRunner: dildo tontine: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Jack Benny's announcer was still ALIVE?

This was the first thing I though of.  I saw then in a crappy bar in the 80s and they were freaking awesome.

You saw Don and Jack Benny in a crappy bar in the EIGHTIES?

Yep.  Benny was hilarious and Don Wilson did jello shots all night.



NOW CUT THAT OUT!

It's time for a song from Dennis.
 
2022-01-23 11:54:41 PM  

handsome boy model: dildo tontine: EdgeRunner: dildo tontine: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Jack Benny's announcer was still ALIVE?

This was the first thing I though of.  I saw then in a crappy bar in the 80s and they were freaking awesome.

You saw Don and Jack Benny in a crappy bar in the EIGHTIES?

Yep.  Benny was hilarious and Don Wilson did jello shots all night.


NOW CUT THAT OUT!

It's time for a song from Dennis.


Surprised how many Jack Benny fans there are. Maybe wooden_badgercan play some.

/Also, Don Wilson died in 1982
 
2022-01-23 11:59:09 PM  
hershy799: ... Don Wilson died in 1982

too many candy grams.
 
2022-01-24 12:09:08 AM  
Cynthia Rothrock inconsolable.
 
2022-01-24 12:45:06 AM  

fluffy_pope: hershy799: ... Don Wilson died in 1982

too many candy grams.


Probably too many Lucky Strikes.
 
2022-01-24 8:23:43 AM  
RIP, a Venture.
A Venture by Yes
Youtube kW6aqvsScTQ
 
2022-01-24 9:19:56 AM  

scooterstrats: BunchaRubes: edmo: I'd post a wipeout video but YouTube is making it darn near impossible to link to music any more.

That was The Safaris.

Surfaris


The Surfaris released it in January, 1963.  The Ventures covered it in August, 1963.
 
2022-01-24 1:33:22 PM  
Gone to Jam with Nokie....
 
2022-01-24 3:14:29 PM  
RIP Dick Dale, you masshole wherever you are.
 
2022-01-24 4:27:17 PM  
Dad had this album when I was a kid in the early 70s. Still a favorite of mine. I still have that copy.

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2022-01-24 6:11:52 PM  
If you really want to hear something special, this is the Ventures track for you.

I'm glad I got to see them live years ago.

Star Wars
Youtube NGDeWSkB-70
 
2022-01-24 9:12:07 PM  

Craw Fu: If you really want to hear something special, this is the Ventures track for you.

I'm glad I got to see them live years ago.

[YouTube video: Star Wars]


Was that a cover of Meco's disco version of Star Wars, or were The Ventures first and Meco did the cover?

Either way, Meco both wins and loses because they were responsible for whatever this was:
Meco - Star Wars Title Theme/Cantina Band (Ballet by Penney de Jager) • TopPop
Youtube H0PLHZhvg4Y
 
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